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at 11:00, it is a mad dash to the finish for president obama and governor romney. we will let you know how the candidates are spending the final days before the election. >>> we will have analysis coming up. >>> and the apple new ipad mini is drawing a mini crowd. i'm bob redell. i'll take you live to los gatos coming up. >>> moving to decision 2012. the sprint to the finish. we are looking at the campaign schedules for president obama and governor romney from now until election day. they are making a mad dash seeking swing state votes. we have tracie potts tracking it all from washington. >> reporter: new this morning, the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as expected although 171,000 jobs were created in october, plus 134,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is a great report. >> it is consistent with the consumer confidence numbers. it illustrates the break we have seen. consumers have been saying we have more jobs and we're feeling better. >> reporter: both candidates land in ohio today. so far here is the travel schedule. governor romney
, president obama touring with governor chris christie. >> she is sick about it and crying her heart out about it. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> coming across the border just as it got stuck. >>> all that -- >> give me a break. where did that come from? >> you wear a belt, i'll start calling you mister. >> and all that matters. >> amazing time-lapsed video of sandy slamming new york city, the water rushing in, power going out. >> new york might get weird with a few more days without power. [ speaking spanish ] >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. as you wake up in the west, the extent of superstorm sandy's damage is becoming cloe ining c more alarming. blamed for 75 deaths in 10 states and 4.6 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city, many subway and xhouter trains are now running. drivers are seeing huge traffic jams
's job report is fueling reaction along the campaign trail from both president barack obama and governor mitt romney. >> today our businesses have created nearly 5 and a half million new jobs and this morning we learned companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> not surprisingly governor romney saw today's report a little differently than the president, he says the economy is at a virtual stand still. >> today we learned that it is actually 7.9%, that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. ing employment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> folic his comments in wisconsin romney headed to ohio where president obama is also campaigning today. recent polls show the president with a slight lead in ohio. but a new poll shows nationwide the race remains a virtual deadlock. the washington post tracking poll shows 49% of likely voters across the country support president obama. while 48% say they are voting for his challenger mitt romney. >>> new at noon community members in an east oakland neighborhood at this hour are celebrat
is that obama is doing a good job. that he's somebody who can be trutsed. >> reporter: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama is making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my homework is the reason why we're going to tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with long lines. >> three hours. >> yeah, yeah. but it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling place, they're considering putting up tents to make sure residents can vote tuesday. we are watching the polls very closely. quinnipiac says the president is up by five percentage points in ohio but his lead is so slim in florida and virginia, it's considered a tie. >> both sides of that campaign will closely be watching tomorrow's release of the monthly employment reports. scott mcgrew continues our coverage. >> reporter: good morning. this wi
super storm sandy. and president obama and governor mitt romney wasted no time going on the attack. >> reporter: air force one dropped president obama at his first stop green bay. after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he is saying's he is the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin. we know what change looks like. >> yeah! [ applause and cheers ] >> and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just a choice between two candidates. it's more than just a choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight different states before the weekend is over. for both white house candidates, it's now an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit but was on
, president obama and governor romney back out making their case to voters as the clock ticks down. five days until americans go to the polls, "your voice, your vote," and tonight, our brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll shows this. the president with a one-point edge. he also got a big helpful endorsement today, and i want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor, anchor of "this week," george stephanopoulos. george? >> reporter: that's right. mayor michael bloomberg, of new york city, independent mayor michael bloomberg, had criticized president obama in the past, said he was not going to endorse. today he came out and said he's endorsing the president because he believes he's best positioned to lead on the issue of climate change, which the mayor believes had an impact on this hurricane. of course, that comes on top of that praise from governor chris christie, the republican governor of new jersey yesterday, and the poll you just cited, diane, also shows that nearly 8 out of 10 americans think the president has done a good job handling this hurricane. >> what about the voters who
in normal times, all seem to melt away. >> reporter: both sides acknowledge the storm provided mr. obama with a valuable opportunity to show bipartisan leadership in the closing days of this race. republican new jersey governor and romney supporter chris christie repeatedly praised the president's performance and his compassion. >> you're going to be okay. you're going to be safe. >> reporter: today mr. obama was back in campaign mode deriding governor romney's promise to bring change to washington. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. turning medicare into a voucher is change, but we don't want that change. >> reporter: the president's schedule over the next five days tells you a lot about his strategy. he'll be spending a great deal of time in ohio and wisconsin trying to build a midwest firewall to prevent governor romney from reaching 270 electoral votes. >> we really can't have four more years like the last four years. i know that the obama folks are chanting four more years. our chant is five more days. >> reporter: at a rally in virginia a campaign
tuesday. as expected, president obama and governor romney see the report differently. romney calls it stagnation. >> today, we learn that it's actually 7.9%, and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> the republican presidential nominee also says voters will decide next tuesday between what he calls stagnation, and prosperity. >>> president obama is campaigning in in ohio. he says the jokes report shows a pattern -- jobs report shows a pattern of progress. >> our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs, and the companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last 8 month. >> the president said despite another month of job growth, there is still more work to do. and only on 2 tonight, a last look at california voters sentiment towards the presidential race. what is motivating them to vote for or against the candidate, and how the vice presidential picks are impacting votes. >>> we talk a lot about crime in oakland, but oakland is the scene of a huge party on the first friday of eve
. >> president obama and governor robyn arm each making their final campaign shoucampaign-porsche through the swing states and it is still too close to call. this campaign- push.... there were both in ohio today. governor romney was also in wisconsin. from saturday through monday, starting with president obama. he is focused on the three midwestern states, wisconsin, ohio, iowa. and governor romney will spread it out making two different stops in iowa, ohio, new hampshire and also make a stop in pennsylvania, virginia, colorado. with polling numbers in the state's very close, the final push should sway a few voters and make the difference in what experts predict will be a very close election. as a reminder, kron 4 will have extended live coverage on election night. tuesday. 8:00 p.m. and stay updated on our website kron 4 .com and facebook and twitter feed its. >>pam: coming up clearer pictures starting to emerge of the devastation superstore. these desperate pleas on the staten island and why they are feeling left out. neglected. >>pam: officials in new york reversed themselves today. ca
are in need. your generosity this morning touches my heart. >> reporter: from the white house president obama has been calling the governors of storm- ravaged states. one of romney's key supporters has been praising the president's leadership. >> cooperation has been great here on the ground. and the cooperation from the president of the united states has been outstanding. he deserves great credit. >> reporter: while the president remains in washington he's getting help on the campaign trail from former president bill clinton. >> i have worked very hard in this election and i'm not running for anything. >> reporter: clinton was in minnesota tuesday, a state where the race is tightening. he's expected to campaign in six battleground states for president obama before election day. >> social media may hold the key to identifying whoever smashed a muni bus in the riots following the giants world series win. how facebook is turning up the heat on this viral vandal. elizabeth. >> reporter: they're doing sound checks here at civic center plaza. as they prepare for tomorrow's big giants parade, san f
guard is assisting the jersey shore. governor chris christie and president obama have been strategizing together on the cleanup and joe biden is using his teeth to illuminate hoboken. >>> charlie rose with gayle king. norah o'donnell is in washington. conditions are slowly getting better after super storm sandy, but not fast enough for its victims. at least 92 people have died because of sandy. 3.8 million utility customers still have no power. that is less than half the outages at the peak of the storm. >> the homeland security secretary today is visiting staten island where storm victims say they've been ignored. this morning, drivers are waiting in long lines to get into manhattan and waiting in long lines elsewhere just to get gas. >>> the town of long beach was very hard hit and the there's been a flood of sea water into the streets. homes have been ruined. seth doane is in long beach to bring us up to date on what the community is facing this morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, gayle. it is quite a scene out here. there are still 600,000 people on long island
of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> the election day push is also happening here in california. all over the bay area, phone banks a
obama took office. think of that. >> reporter: governor romney has two stops in ohio today. president obama three. and they'll both be back before tuesday. both candidates campaigning as if they believe that any letup and they'll lose ohio and lose the election. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. raj? >> steve, thank you. here in california now, a new field poll is out on prop 34 which would end the death penalty. the poll finds that 45% of likely voters support stopping executions. 38% oppose the idea. 17% are undecided. the poll also finds that support for prop 34 is increasing, up four points since last month. and the voters are increasingly swayed by the costs of maintaining death row and all the court appeals that go with it. nbc by area's susan shaw will have a look at both sides of prop 34 in our 6:00 newscast. >>> and on election night, we have extensive local coverage on air and on line. nbcbayarea.com. we will be streaming results, interviews, and analysis on our website and our mobile application. just go to the app store for apple and android de
're going to have to work together. >> the former massachusetts governor held three campaign events in virginia today where polls show a very close race. whereas president obama returned to the campaign trail in benefits. >> he says that he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> new york's mayor michael bloomberg endorsed president obama for election. the -- climate change. and criticized mitt romney's visiting stance on global warming. consumer confidence jumped last month to its highest level in five years. the conference board research group says that its confidence index rose just above 72, has given consumers a sunnier economic outlook. the index stood at 68 points in september. ninety points is considered a sign of a healthy economy. >>> that report combined with a boost last month in private sector jobs -- the dow industrial gained 136, nasdaq rose by 42, the s.m.p. had its best day in six weeks. shares in -- after hours training. profits for the social networking gia
hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts's governor. president obama saying that romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >>> both the president and romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. the romney campaign says a scheduled stop in the swing state of virginia will not happen today because of the growing threat from sandy. first lady michelle obama has cancelled an appearance in new hampshire on tuesday, and president obama will spend this evening at the white house to again monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> coming up at 8:00 with just over a week or so to go before election day, president obama's deputy campaign manager appears on "this week." stephanie cutter goes head-to-head with newt gingrich to discuss the latest numbers from the washington post tracking policy. don't miss "this week" with george stephanopoulos. >> phone banks are up and calling people in both parties for the polic
as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> the election day push is also happening here in california. all over the bay area, phone banks are up and calls are being made to voters. here's the story from oakland. >>
mitt romney on his record as massachusetts's governor. president obama saying that romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >>> both the president and romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. the romney campaign says a scheduled stop in the swing state of virginia will not happen today because of the growing threat from sandy. first lady michelle obama has cancelled an appearance in new hampshire on tuesday, and president obama will spend this evening at the white house to again monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> coming up at 8:00 with just over a week or so to go before election day, president obama's deputy campaign manager appears on "this week." he goes head-to-head with newt gingrich to discuss the latest numbers from the washington post tracking policy. don't miss "this ""with george stephanopoulos. >> phone banks are up and calling people in both parties for the policy. abc7 news reporter thoma
. in new jersey, at least 6,000 people are still in shelter. today president obama got a first hand look at the damage with governor christie. >> i've instituted a 15 minute rule with my team. you return everybody's phone calls within 15 minutes. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> prior to the storm christie, the republican had been a fierce critic of the president. today christie said that he and the president are both big boys, and when it comes to getting something done, he doesn't care what party he's in. >>> cbs 5 reporter joe vasquez. >> reporter: this is one of the hardest hit shore communities, world famous town, largely because of mtv's jersey shore. snooki and her friends spent several summers on tv here. the ferris wheel and many of the other parts of the amusement park were taken down by sandy. but get this. the house that snooki built, the police chief says it is still standing. >> that doesn't really matter much to the people
. >> reporter: president obama toured the devastation with new jersey governor chris christie today, delivering the sympathies of the nation. >> i promise, promise. you're going to be okay. >> reporter: and the promise of support. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow-up to make sure you get all of the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: but they can't come back until they clean up. water continues to be pushed out of the subways in lower manhattan. limited service will start again tomorrow. >> we are on a road to recovery. >> reporter: along that road, the lines for fuel still stretch for miles. while emotions for many have been stretched to their limit. a bond in a survivors desperately need right now as they struggle from what sandy left behind. >> that was jay gray reporting. millions of people have been impacted. new york's governor declared a transportation emergency in the wake of hurricane sandy. you see the cleanup in process here. crews raced to pump water out of flooded subway stations and the tunnels. service is expected to resume tomorrow. governo
storm in the northeast. president obama spoke in green bay, wisconsin just a few hours ago. >> governor romney has been using all his tail limits as a sales map to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. the very same policies we have been cleaning up after for the past four years. >> with just five days left until the election president obama hit the trail today and came out swinging against mitt romney, he also touched preyful on the storm's impact, pledging to help those whose lives in his words have been turned upside down. >> there is no question in my view that -- that we really can't have four more years like the last 4 years, i know the obama folks are chanting 4 more years, four more years but or chant is this, five more days, five more days is our chant. >> just about an hour ago mitt romney held a rally in roanoke, virginia, romney once again asked supporters to donate to the red cross to help the storm victims but he quickly turned his sites on the election, mocking president obama for suggesting a cabinet level department of business. romney said
a black shirt and black pants. >>> president barack obama is touring the storm devastation in new jersey with one -- new jersey with one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. >> reporter: governor chris christie is giving big praise to president barack obama's handling of the crisis much to the chagrin of his fellow republicans. the hurricane wiped out areas and left thousand without power. the president is bringing a sure runs he has order -- assurances... >> there is no excuse for inaction at this point... >> he is not trying capitalize on the crisis... >> mitt romney turned one of his campaign events into a donation event for storm victims and he now has a bigger challenge trying to show leadership of his own. >> i had a chance to speak with some of the governors in the affected areas and they have talked about a lost people having a lot of hard times. >> now one of the tracking poles is suspended and it is resuming and there are some questions about the state of the race. reporting live on my neck up date ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> two former students are seeking millions in dan
, that devastation is even worse. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today, as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare. without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. subway and train service is starting up today on a limited basis and governor andrew cuomo has suspended fees
passed 70. president obama toured some of the devastated areas of new jersey with governor chris christie. >> we are here for you. we will not forget. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> the president and the governor took a helicopter tour of the new jersey coast and they saw where a record storm surge took out the boardwalk in atlantic city and a roller coaster on the beach at seaside heights. amazing video. >>> new york city is in a transportation emergency in the wake of sandy. these are live pictures coming in from the long lines of commuters. look at that. that's a long line there. governor cuomo ordered fares for all trains, subways and buses to be waved today and tomorrow as a way to encourage people to take mass transit. there are long lines at gas stations because many are still closed due to power outages or empty tanks. >> i bet 60 or 70% use mass transit to get to work. tough today. >>> bart may have a solution to that nagging problem plaguing escalators at train stations. they often break down because the machinery
in virginia beach and one with michelle obama in new hampshire. we'll keep you posted on other changes. diane? >> okay, thank you, jake. could be messy out there. >>> and, as president obama, as jake said, looks to secure the young voters, governor romney is ahead by about the same margin in a very different group. and counting on them to show up and vote. abc's david muir tells us who. he's traveling with the governor in ohio tonight. david? >> reporter: hey, diane. great to see you. after the governor visited iowa today, he is back here in the buckeye state. he needs ohio to unlock the map on election night. and in that new abc news poll you speak of, a key group that might help him get there. mitt romney's closing argument in one of the battlegrounds he needs. >> i'm counting on iowa. >> reporter: today, romney delivering his economic message. a message our new poll shows is resonating the loudest among one key group -- white men. in fact, so much has been made of the powerful women's vote, but it is men who are driving mitt romney's numbers. romney leads the president with white men 66% t
. >> 8:04. later on today, new jersey's governor will show president obama firsthand the superstorm damage in new jersey. the president will see boats that have washed up on homes, seaside homes washed right off their foundations. famous boardwalk is now gone. the seaside amusement park rides, they were just washed away in the ocean. sandy is responsible for at -- for at least six deaths in new jersey. the power outages are still numbering into the millions and they are making some progress there. take a look at what's left after that raging fire in breezy point queens new york. we told you about this yesterday morning. entire blocks of houses and businesses destroyed by flames in parts of the rockaway  peninsula, 111 houses burned to the ground and the -- burned to the ground. >>> flights at j.f.k. airport in new york are set to resume in about an hour. trucks are still pumping water from the airfield at new york's la guardia airport. so la guardia is not quite ready. but newark international in new jersey opened around 4:00 this morning. ktvu has learned some flights willp -- wi
blumberg. and also the fact that the governor, chris christie and the endorsement from mayor michael bloomberg? >> there was a good narrative of bipartisanship between chris christy and president obama. what this storm did it is brought out the issue of climate change. that has been silent. perhaps motivate some policies in the young people. >> this entire issue of bipartisan is it enough to help in terms of the president's campaign or could this hurt? >> i do not know if this is really making a difference. right now, is about getting people to the polls that is where the weather has made a difference. after roads are flooded or if the polling places are open. brigham also the swing state it is been the same states for months. >> also all roads lead to ohio. he only needs to have one, two other remaining swing states. for governor romney he is going to be a round the table for everything else. pam yaki will join us later and if you'd like to connect with michael yaki you can follow him on twitter. or read his block michael yaki .com read his blog ban8:00 p.m. at 8:00 p.m. coverage fo
. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today, as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare. without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. subway and train service is starting up today on a limited basis and governor andrew cuomo has suspended fees through friday. >> i am de
, president obama made the case he is moving the country forward. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering ain't it. >> reporter: ohio could decide who wins the white house. not only are the candidates spending a lot of time there in these closing days. they're bombarding voters with fresh tv ads. >> who will do more for the auto industry? >> reporter: mitt romney is airing a new commercial in ohio saying workers in china benefited from the auto bailout. at a rally outside columbus, the president fired back. >> you don't scare hard working americans just to scare up some votes. >> reporter: with the race tight in nine swing states, both candidates will sprint through battleground states this weekend trying to win over a shrinking number of undecided voters and get their supporters to the polls. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> a bay area mother reached for a baseball bat and fought off burglars who broke into her home. da lin talked with the family this afternoon. this isn't first time their home has been burglarized. >> reporter: not the first ti
there through tomorrow afternoon. also tomorrow president obama travels to new jersey to join governor chris christie and sea some of the damage there. now the president is marshaling the forces of the federal government to help everyone hit by sandy and he's telling federal agencies and get the help where it's needed quickly. this afternoon mr. obama visited national headquarters of the red cross here in d.c. and there he thanked the relief agencies for doing their thing and warned sandy is not done with us yet. and similar sentiments from republican presidential nominee mitt romney. he was in debtorring, ohio today helping volunteers collect food and other supplies for families hit by the hurricane. romney said americans always come together in times of crisis. >>> and one week from today one of the two men will be elected the president for the next four years and of course a lot of americans have decided to take advantage of early voting. and today, maryland governor martin o'malley announced it will resume across the state tomorrow. you know it was canceled yesterday and today because of
by federal officials on the movement of the storm, president obama had this to say -- my main message to everybody involved, we have to take this seriously. my message to the governors and the mayors is, anything they need, we will be there. >> many or heeding the warnings, from north carolina to maine. >> i don't know what to expect at this point. we had irene here, had winds of 80 miles-per-hour sustained, and that was -- >> forecasters fear sandy could u-merge with the cold front, bringing up to a foot of rain in parts. heavy snow could also be possible in the appalachian mountain region, public transportation in new york and new jersey is ramping down, and officials in new york city announced the evacuation of 375,000 residents in low-lying areas. new york city mayor michael bloomberg had a message for those considering riding out the storms. >> if you don't evacuate you're not just putting ourown life in danger, you're also endangering the lives of the first responder who have to rescue you. >> sandy has been blamed for dozens of deaths in the caribbean. mostly in haiti. >> sandy
clean, or your money back. . >>> hurricane sand chip has president obama and governor romney scrambling to rearrange their campaign plans with the election just eight days away now. both men altering their schedules and cancelling events. chuck todd is chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you. >> the calendar tell us there's eight days left before the election but there are not many campaign days. two campaign days and possibly three are gone. president obama woke up this morning in orlando thought he was going to do an event. they cancelled his appearance there. he's now back at the white house. he's already lopped off his entire tuesday schedule. mitt romney on the other hand is trying to find this balance. the fact of the matter is we know this is the october surprise, is this storm. the campaign has frozen in place as far as all the polls are concerned. the question now though who benefits from this race freezing? president obama tried to stay ahead of sandy arriving in orlando late sunday 12 hours ahead of schedule. mitt romney cancelled his weekend events in vir
. >> president barack obama-- they're both looking for undecided voters before election day. the president has a series of unusual for the battleground states for ohio, and virginia. >> the hot topic for californian voters is backed by governor brown. he has been campaigning hard for this and that will get more money for education. a recent poll shows that 48 percent of them are in favor and 38 percent are against it. 14% stated that there were undecided. a poll finds tha >> many of the state propositions may come down to the voters and he look said proposition 4. >> a new field poll shows the majority of californians favor prop. 34 which will repeal the death penalty. 45% stated that will vote yes and 38% stated that will vote no. 17 percent of them still remain undecided. this is a significant increase from the popoll taken in september. this director stated that it is unusual to see such a reversal. >> usually when the lines cross it is coming from the yes side and crossing over to the no side. as voters learn more which is unique id is moving the other way were bimotors are learning more >
will have more on that in a couple of minutes. >>> also ahead, sandy, of course, has both president obama and governor romney standing down with the politics. the presidential race still one week away. both candidates have canceled their public campaign events today, and friday's all-important jobs report could be delayed. we're going to talk about the storm's impact on the race and the economy with chuck todd and cnbc's jim cramer. >>> let us start, though, with the record flooding we've seen down in lower manhattan. natalie morales is down in battery park city. natalie, good morning to you. >> reporter: and good morning to you, matt. we are fortunate that those waters have receded down here in the lower manhattan area, but obviously flooding is an ongoing concern. just to bring you up-to-date right now, nbc news has confirmed 18 deaths have now been blamed on sandy. the situation still not safe, according to officials. as you see, bands of rain and wind still whipping us around, so there's still many areas that are waterlogged right now. flooding, the ongoing concern in coastal, new jer
the governor is offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just a choice between two candidates. it's more than just a choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight states before the weekend is over. for both it's a sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit but was on the attack again at a rally in the richmond suburbs. >> this is an election where i think we're not going to just shape the country for four years but for a generation. >> reporter: romney returned to another criticism of the president at a window and door factory in roanoke. >> they are making products for america and they and their family add n all the people who work at marvin, they did build this. >> reporter: polls have the president up by just 2 points in virginia. nationally the race is a tie. danielle nottingham,
heard governor chris christie. back during irene, they had more flooding. the governor will be touring the damage tomorrow along with president obama. right now we're live in abseca, new jersey, craig boswell. >>> member of california's national guard and emergency management agencies are heading to the east coast. the national guard is sending two helicopters and two para helicopter teams. >>> now we showed you yesterday here at five clock how that super storm is affecting bay area air travel. today the situation is easing just a bit. ktvu's paul chambers live at sfo with the one thing there that seems to be saving some passengers from misery. >> reporter: the effects can still be felt in the bay area. however there is hope airport officials say some cities have limited service. >> reporter: if you're headed to or coming from the east coast the signs for your flight replains the same. cancelled. 115 in all here at sfo. >> a large number of cancellations, the difference is today we are beginning to see some limited flights coming from the west coast to primarily boston and washington,
. is there talk about actual relief headed that way. >> yeah. certainly is. governor christy -- chris christy was out for four and a half hours today touring the damage. he'll tour tomorrow with president obama. the wheels are turning for that relief but they're going to have to turn a little faster and they're going to have to get through some other things first. they've got to get everything going, get families to their homes to see what type of relief they actually need. gasia back to you. >> thank you so much. craig boz sell reporting live for us near atlantic city. >>> sandy is leaving behind a lot of snow in north carolina. students got the day off from classes. frozen roads shut down transportation throughout that region keeping children at home. more snow and freezing temperatures are expected in the appalachian overnight with strong gusty winds creating drift. go to ktvu.com to stay updated on that superstorm. we also have a link of slide show from the damage. look for superstorm sandy tab right there at the top of our home page. >>> memo park is set to tell us negotiators what it wa
victims a with governor chris christie, a romney ally. president obama may sit wisconsin tomorrow. of course, we invite you to stay with nbc bay area news for continuing coverage of the storm sandy. you can always go to nbcbayarea.com for the latest updates. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, the new invention that could prevent some surprising injuries in hospitals. >>> also -- >> i'm scott budman. a new smartphone and new smartphone apps. coming up, the windows version of the smartphone and how it plans to take on the iphone. >>> in health matters, smoke-free lives led to a dramatic decrease in heart attacks and death. researchers tracked a county in minnesota after their indoor smoking bans went into effect. in five years, the rate of heart attack deaths dropped by 5%. during the same five-year period, the state increased tobacco taxes and anti-tobacco campaigns. uc san francisco center for tobacco control research and education says the next efforts should focus on banning smoking in apartment buildings, cars and outdoor locations. >> wonder why they didn't think of it earlier. thi
and hopefully from here is going up. >> and you heard governor christie he said nothing prepared him for what he saw when he got out to tour the damaged area. he will do the same with president obama. >>> all right, thank you craig. from new jersey we go to our weather center our chief meteorologist. what's the situation now with that massive storm. >> the storm is still massive. the worse is over. that tial surge, the big surf of last night that's when the real problems happen. we're going to see continued sunshine. over the next 24 hours it makes it way into eastern new york. it is massive, it extends from chicago south, northern atlanta, norfolk and maine. look how big that thing is. continued problems especially if you're trying to fly in and out of any of the major hubs out of the united states in the next few hours and into the united states. we'll see you back here in a little bit. >>> despite the extensive damage from sandy the new york stock exchange is set to reopen tomorrow. right now workers are running through an extensive testing of the stock exchange systems in the home that they
for four years the governor says the revenue will prevent six billion dollars to schools. -- >>> president obama dives back into campaigning today visiting wisconsin, nevadan and colorado after several days of leading the federal response to superstorm sandy the president's advisers insist the break from campaigning gave him a chance to offer comfort and command in a crisis only a president can deliver. he even got praise from republican governor christy of new jersey. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me, i cannot thank the president must have for his -- his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our stay >> we can't change course in america if we -- if we keep attack each other. we have to come together and get america on track again. >> republican challenger mitt romney will be in virginia today helping to raise money for victims of sandy. latest poll shows the race basically tied nationally among likely voters with five days to go. >>> driving in we had rain this morning. did you have to use your wipers a lot? >> had to use them a lot, sometimes fast, so
candidates are reaching out to undecided voters. >> i'm asking you to compare my plan with governor romney's. i want you to know what we're proposing, each of us, and see which plan is better for you. >> four years ago then candidate barack obama spoke about big things. now he's reduced to talking about small things. he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> reporter: while early voting is under way in several states, the threat of hurricane sandy is throwing both campaigns into disarray. governor romney and running mate paul ryan were forced to cancel events in virginia and instead turn their attention to ohio, the state that's looking more and more like a clencher. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> speaking of crunching, halfway there. the giants have a 2-0 lead going into game three of the world series tonight against the tigers. nba bay area is in detroit with more for us. >> reporter: greetings from detroit and game three of the world series where the giants are looking to take a commanding 3-0 lead in this world series but it won't be easy. detroit back on their home f
obama arrived in new jersey for a close-up look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor chris christie over devastated areas of the state where super storm sandy hit with full force. >> we are here for you and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. the surge brought the beach on to the main street. there are feet and feet of sand piled up as if it were a snowstorm. the real family came out on bicycles to see the devastation. >> never saw sand like that. that's due to the storm surge i think. >> reporter: farther up the shore this is what's left of the famous boardwalk in seaside heights. the roller coaster is crumbled in the ocean the ferris wheel suspended over open water. storm lifted homes off foundations and crumpled up bottles. fire continued to burn on a stream of natural gas leaks. in hoboken residents are waiting for rescues trapped in homes. the water has no place to go. >> it will take time before it eventually works out
into a flood zone. mayor bloomberg and a host of east goes governors are driving hope the importance of evacuating. >> conditions are deteriorating rapidly and the window for you getting out safely is closing. >> reporter: the landscape of the presidential campaign is changing. president obama is back at the white house. he cut short a campaign trip to florida and cancelled plans to campaign tomorrow in wisconsin. the president addressed the nation over an hour ago. >> the president: if the public is not following instructions that makes it more dangerous for people and i means that we could have fatalities that could have been avoided. >> reporter: mitt romney cancelled his plans for tonight appear tomorrow morning. this morning his staff loaded storm relief supplies to take them to centers in virginia. >> our thoughts and prayers are with people in harm's way. >> reporter: in washington, d.c., the u.s. supreme court did hold its normal session today. the justices have rescheduled tomorrow's arguments for thursday. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> meteorologist mike nicco here with a
turn lower manhattan into a flood zone. mayor bloomberg and a host of east goes governors are driving hope the importance of evacuating. >> conditions are deteriorating rapidly and the window for you getting out safely is closing. >> reporter: the landscape of the presidential campaign is changing. president obama is back at the white house. he cut short a campaign trip to florida and cancelled plans to campaign tomorrow in wisconsin. the president addressed the nation over an hour ago. >> the president: if the public is not following instructions that makes it more dangerous for people and i means that we could have fatalities that could have been avoided. >> reporter: mitt romney cancelled his plans for tonight appear tomorrow morning. this morning his staff loaded storm relief supplies to take them to centers in virginia. >> our thoughts and prayers are with people in harm's way. >> reporter: in washington, d.c., the u.s. supreme court did hold its normal session today. the justices have rescheduled tomorrow's arguments for thursday. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> meteorologist mik
up. >> president obama medicine prize visit to the red cross. >> my message to the governors and mayors and through them to the communities that have been hit so hard is that we are going to do everything we can to get resources to you. >> publican presidential candidate rick mitt romney help taken storm relief supplies and higher. >> i appreciate your generosity. is part of the american spirit, the american way to give to people are in need. >> said the financial stow is adding up. one firm forecast of the economical impact could reach $25 billion. i have a pain reporting. >> heading to the east coast pg&e pact equipment and sent employes to help restore electricity to millions still in the dark. utility workers met at the company's yard in davis yesterday preparing for the trip to new york city. all of their suitcases and hard hats were packed on those buses. they boarded a chartered flight to new york city. the equipment was sent there including four bucket vehicles, a bulldozer, several flat bed trucks as well as travelers. >> they are looking forward to helping the milli
eight ga handful of years >> grenade marsh is and hoboken and jersey--rene marsh. >> governor chris christie of hard-hit new jersey is asking for patience. >> i need you to have patience as i am trying to get all these things done. >> christie accompanied president obama on a tour of storm damage yesterday. the president said americans go through tough times always bounce back. >> my commitment to the people on this block the people in this community. the people of this state is that the same spirit will carry over all the way through until our work is done. >> in new york limited subway service is beginning today. with flooded tunnels and packed buses. many commuters have been forced to walk or bike into manhattan. >> we are going to take it one step at a time and figure it out. hope for the best. that is all we can do. >> the governor--the storm damage was so extensive that new york's bellevue hospital had to be shut down with national guard troops evacuating patients. 10,000 army air national guard troops have been put onto the in 13 states. those left with waterlog tone and dama
it destroyed by fire. the atlantic city boardwalk is damaged and asbury park with the new jersey governor sign that he is never seen anything like it. >> the infrastructure is expensive. >>pam: president obama will visit new jersey tomorrow. >> i think that we are all shocked by the force of mother nature. at the same time we have seen the nurses at and why you hospital, carrying fragile newborns at n y u .. and incredibly brave firefighters wasted deep. rescuing people in boats. these firefighters were waist deep in water. >>pam: this is new video of that craned that is partially collapsing. that crane is still teetering above the streets of new york city. partial collapse was clearly a completed apartment building. it was supposed to be the tallest residential building in the new york city. people have been the packet waited and the mayor is saying that this has determined that the crane is still stable. however, the residents -- were evacuated. these stunning pictures. you can see these cars electrified by a downed power lines. no word on injuries. governor crist christie saying that this i
detail at this time -- no other details at this time. >>> president obama convened a meeting to help those affected by hurricane sandy. he spoke by phone to the governors much new york, new jersey and connecticut. >> as president, i promise them this, your country will be there for you for as long as it takes to recover and to rebuild. >> following this morning's meeting, officials will fan out to tour the damaged areas and to make sure that he is in resources are being provided. another problem is the gas shortage. there are long lines for gas. look at this line. this is in some of the storm torn state of new jersey. they are rationing gas. >>> 80% of subway service has been restored. and power companies said that the number of people without power that dropped to 2.6 million from a high of 8 million. victims are worried because it's been getting a bit cold are lately. it left 170 people dead worldwide. >>> new york city marathon will not run tomorrow. the mayor canceled the race after mounting criticism. many that are still recovering super storm sandy were angry claiming that the
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